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Transfering files in XP Mode in Windows 7

I am sucessfully running the Windows 7 Pro XP Mode. The problem is I can't get to my Windows 7 documents from the XP Mode. Even when I drop a file in my C drive in Windows 7, then switch to the XP mode and look in my C drive root directory, the file isn't there.  So my question is how can I see my Windows 7 Documents folder in the XP Mode?  What is the best way for me to move files between the two "machines"?
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GaryJay
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syedyounusCommented:
Can you try this In windows 7 mode right click on the folder which you want to have the access in xp mode then try selecting the checkbox with windows xp mode & now you can access the same folder in both modes
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GaryJayAuthor Commented:
Thank you for responding...   In Windows 7, if I right click the folder I want to have access to in XP mode, there is no checkbox that refers to windows XP mode. I see the normal Open, Open in new windows, Find using QuickFinder, Share with, Include in library, Back Up, Send To, etc.  I see nothing that would let me set an option to enable me to see the folder in XP mode running as a virtual machine on the Windows 7 machine.  Other ideas?
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syedyounusCommented:
Hi can you try this

Right-click the file or folder, and then click Restore previous versions.

You'll see a list of available previous versions of the file or folder.

Click an item in the list, and then click Restore.

Warning
The file or folder will replace the current version on your computer, and the replacement cannot be undone.

Note
If the Restore button is unavailable, you can't restore a previous version of the file or folder. You might be able to open it or save it to a different location.

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Gordon FraserProprietorCommented:
Try using a USB flash drive. Copy the data in 7 and insert the flash drive when you are running the virtual machine
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Marc ZCommented:
According to MS,
"Although drag-and-drop operations are not permitted between the physical and virtual
machines, you can access your physical machines hard drive from the virtual machine. In
addition, the physical machines My Documents folder will appear on your Virtual
Windows XP desktop as well, for easy access to any files you may require. "

What shows up in your My documents folder in XP virtualized machine?

When you say XP Mode, are you actually running the XP Virtualized machine? or just a certain program in XP Mode? Or are you dual booting?
It sounds like you are running the the virtualized Windows XP inside Windows 7, is that correct?
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GaryJayAuthor Commented:
Okay... a few comments back.  1)  I COULD likely use a USB flash drive. But my specific question is whether it is possible to see the files on the Win 7 hard drive, not a USB or CD drive. Because I'm not looking for a 1 time fix, but an ongoing "ease of use" solution.

2)  mtzof4, I saw that the physical machines My Documents folder should appear... but it doesn't. Only My Documents folder is the XPMUser default. When I browse my C drive, and select users in Windows 7, I only see mhy Windows 7 users.  Can't see XP virtual machine users. When I look at my C drive in the XP Mode machine, I see ONLY files and folders created / installed in the XP machine. (Which is the entire problem.)

I'd love to figure out howto enable seeing the My Documents folder from Win 7 in the XP Mode machine.
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Marc ZCommented:
OK,
let's confirm some things and start at the basics.

Your main OS is Windows 7 Professional?

What Virtual Machine program are you running?
Windows Virtual PC?
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Marc ZCommented:
Also, is WIN 7 64bit or 32 bit?
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GaryJayAuthor Commented:
Yes... Windows 7 Professional.

Yes, Windows Virtual PC.  The one you download from Microsoft for free when you have Windows 7 so you can run XP Mode.
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GaryJayAuthor Commented:
Yes... 32bit version. On Lenovo T400s Touch Screen with 3GB RAM
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Marc ZCommented:
ok, I thought windows virtual pc came with windows 7 professional.

Your not running any ESET av are you?
If you are running Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) and you use antivirus solutions from ESET in virtual machines running on Windows Virtual PC, accessing files on shared host drives, from the virtual machine can result in deletion of some files in that folder. Executable files and image files are the currently known file types that may be deleted in this scenario.  

I'll keep digging.
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NikSystems SpecialistCommented:
Hello Gary,

I am using XP Mode on windows 7 and if I understood you correctly, you want to see 'my documents' folder of Win7 machine once in XP Mode.

By default, you should have all drivers connected from Windows 7 in XP mode.

To be able to navigate to your Windows 7 'my documents' folder you can try to use the following path in the RUN mode:

\\tsclient\C\Users\username

Where username is your 'username' from Windows 7 installation.
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GaryJayAuthor Commented:
Hello all. I figured out the solution. The "C" drive of the Windows 7 machine shows as a networked drive in the My Computer screen when in the XP Virtual Machine. It will be shown in the "Other" section as "C on <username>". I'm used to networked drives being in the My Computer area so I didn't notice it.  
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GaryJayAuthor Commented:
This solution allowed me to get to my Windows 7 My Documents folder. The solution I posted showed how to get to the Windows 7 "C" drive and all files.
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